NEW YORK -- In an email to WEEI.com, Red Sox principal owner John Henry clarified his remarks that his club "[needs] another miracle" in order to reach the playoffs. Henry suggested that recent events in Red Sox history suggest the plausibility of "miraculous" occurrences, as does recent probability theory.
"The playoff comebacks down 3-0 and 3-1 were nothing short of miraculous in 2004 [and] 2007. What were the odds of winning eight and then seven straight?" Henry wrote in an email. "The unexpected is more prevalent than we imagine."
NEW YORK -- Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was hit by a Lance Berkman line drive during batting practice Saturday. Rodriguez was taking ground balls at third when the ball from Berkman hit his left leg. He was able to leave the field under his own power but was clearly limping, according to reports. He is out of the lineup for Saturday, replaced by Ramiro Pena at 3B.
NEW YORK -- Red Sox corner infielder Mike Lowell was asked Saturday about the signing of veteran first baseman Carlos Delgado to a minor-league contract. Lowell has played first base in each of the last two games for the Sox and is in the lineup Saturday.
"We'll see if he gets to Boston," said Lowell of Delgado, who had hip surgery in February and hasn't played in 2010.
Lowell, who played with Delgado in 2005 with the Marlins, described the two-time All-Star as an "outstanding teammate."
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NEW YORK -- Major league sources have confirmed to WEEI.com that the Red Sox have signed veteran Carlos Delgado to a minor-league contract.
The story was first reported by Ken Rosenthal of foxsports.com.
Under the terms of the deal, Delgado will earn $20,000 a month in the minors and a pro-rated portion of $3 million in the majors. If he is not on the Red Sox by September 1, he can become a free agent.
Delgado has not played this season and participated in only 29 games last year with the Mets, hitting .298/.393/.521 with four homers and 23 RBI. A two-time All-Star, his 473 career home runs rank 30th all-time.
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Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the lineup for the Red Sox on Saturday for the second-game of the four-game set vs. the Yankees. Ellsbury is 0-for-10 since his return to the club on August 4. Darnell McDonald will start in center field for the Sox, who send John Lackey to the hill against CC Sabathia.
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